PA Program: Overview

PA Program Overview

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  • The Professional Phase:

    The professional phase is 24 months in duration and begins in May. The first 12 months are didactic and include classroom and laboratory work in basic and applied medical science. Typical classes are Monday through Friday and include 40 hours of coursework per week. The final 12 months are clinical and include ten 5-week rotations.

  • Please note: Those students interested in the Pre-Physician Assistant/Pre-Professional phase of the program should contact the Science Department.

Specialized Clinical Tracks

Unique to Marywood's PA Program, students may choose to focus their studies and clinical experience by applying for acceptance to one of the following Clinical Tracks during the clinical phase of the program:

  • Emergency Medicine
  • Orthopedics/Sports Medicine
  • Hospitalist
  • General Surgery